Waking up in Lagos and walking to get coffee was one of my favorite moments of my day. I stayed at The Salty Lodge in the old town area and it was the perfect base for days of wandering around. There were two different coffee spots within a five-minute walk, depending on what sounded good that morning. The first place was the Black and White Coffee Shop. Their Brewed coffee and breakfast were amazing. Spending the morning there watching the world wake up and walk through the doors was a wonderful way to experience the locality of life. […]
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 years since I visited the Mehayo Center in Morogoro, Tanzania. I went there as a project for CreativeCares and worked to tell the story of disabled children in Africa from a different perspective. So often, the media subjects us to images of starving children in horrible circumstances and I wanted to see it through a different lens, literally. It was my idea that if you tell the success stories, even in hardship, people will donate based on hope rather than despair.
No matter where I travel, you’ll find me watching the sunset. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been drawn to the magic of the sunset. It took me years of travel for me to understand that I was drawn to the west coast of whatever continent that I was on. When I found myself in Lagos Portugal, I knew that I was close to the southwestern-most point of Europe in Sagres and that I had to venture there for a sunset. After asking around, the best bet to get there was to take an Uber so off […]